The Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum (LIF) announced on 21 March that Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit Portugal in July 2018 to attend events marking the conclusion of the Diamond Jubilee Year, including a Diamond Jubilee festival and a Darbar open to all Jamats.

Responding to an official invitation from the government, Mawlana Hazar Imam will engage in official government programmes and activities, and will meet with the Jamat of the Portugal jurisdiction, for which access will be restricted to the jurisdiction Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam will also grant a Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon for the Portugal jurisdiction Jamat, to which members from Jamats around the world will be welcome to join through an online pre-registration process. Once finalised, further details and registration procedures will be communicated to the Jamat globally on this website.

Furthermore, a Diamond Jubilee Festival is to be staged in Lisbon from the 5th to the 11th of July 2018, which will include Jubilee concerts featuring world-renowned performers; an international Jamati Talent Showcase; an Art Gallery; a Film Festival; and a general Khushiali celebration. Once finalised, further details of these programmes will be posted on this website.

Mawlana Hazar Imam intends to continue his programme of visits to other Jamats in various parts of the world during the Diamond Jubilee year.

The LIF and all Jamati institutions hope that the Jamat will participate wholeheartedly in the events planned in Portugal for the culmination of the joyous commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee.

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